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GMA’s adaptation of ‘Sinungaling Mong Puso’ debuts tomorrow

In love, what will you choose, the love that is right or the love that is real?

Tomorrow, the TV adaptation of the 1992 blockbuster movie, Sinungaling Mong Puso premieres on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Now considered a classic, the Maryo J. Delos Reyes screen oeuvre makes a big comeback with an updated version that shows a woman’s discovery of her self-worth and the sacrifices she makes in her relentless pursuit of true love.

Notably portrayed in the film by Vilma Santos, Gabby Concepcion, Aga Muhlach, and Aiko Melendez, the television remake has been given an equally compelling cast led by Rhian Ramos, Rafael Rosell, Kiko Estrada, and Jazz Ocampo.

Complicated Love. (From left) Rafael Rosell, Rhian Ramos, Kiko Estrada and Jazz Ocampo star in the serialized version of Maryo J. Delos Reyes’ “Sinungaling Mong Puso”

The story revolves around Clara (Rhian), the abused wife of the womanizer Roman Aguirre (Rafael) who came from an influential political clan. Instead of giving in to the agony of her plight, she chooses to hope and remain resilient for the sake of her family. Then she accidentally meets Jason (Kiko), a man who will love her for real. However, he is 10 years younger, and like Clara, is unhappily married to Hannah (Jazz) who is pregnant.

In spite of their efforts to keep their encounter simply as acquaintances, they become closer together resulting into a romance that then turns into a passionate love affair.  But when their secret is discovered, it becomes the greatest threat to their lives.

Rhian, who will portray the challenging role of Clara played in the movie by Vilma Santos, said she feels challenged to portray the character. “Pressured ako since it’s Ms. Vilma, pero kasi the advice given to me is do it on my own way and hopefully people will find appreciation in the kind of labor I’ll be doing on it.”

Meanwhile, Rafael said playing the role of Roman, originally played by Gabby, makes him anxious and thrilled at the same time. “I am very excited and nervous kasi hindi ko alam ang magiging take ko, may pagka-sociopath kasi si Roman, so dun ko lalaruin ang character.”

Rafael Rosell and Rhian Ramos reprise the roles of Gabby Concepcion and Vilma Santos in the now considered classic drama

Portraying his most mature role to date as Jason, Kiko admits feeling the pressure for his latest TV assignment. “I watched clips pero I don’t want to copy Sir Aga’s performance kasi I want to bring myself into it, parang ako, yung character ko rito marami siyang gusto i-prove. Nandoon siya dun sa age na eager to prove something.”

For Jazz, she looks at playing the role of Hannah as an eye-opener for her career growth. “Masaya ako na malaki ang binibigay na improvement sa akin ng show kasi dito, I learned how to open myself to my co-actors since kailangan all-out ako dito.”

Completing the cast are Michael de Mesa as Mayor Moises Aguirre, Roman’s corrupt father who wants him to keep his political power within their family; Glydel Mercado as Raquel, the perfect trophy wife of Mayor Moises; Cheska Diaz as Helen, Jason’s understanding mother, Sherilyn Reyes as Liza, Hannah’s controlling mother; Stephanie Sol as Camilla, Roman’s mistress; Gee Canlas as Jillian, Clara’s confidante and best friend; JC Tiuseco as Jolo who does everything to please Roman; Gab de Leon as Vin, the right hand man of Roman.

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